Saturday, October 7, 2017

Halloween at the campground

Another great day in our 'Happy Place'!  We went to Smithville to see what this 'Oktoberfest' is all about.  Smithville is right on Rt. 9.  We are right now in New Gretna. A trip that should have took about 15 minutes ended up taking an hour.  Endless cars all via the Oktoberfest.  Parking was OK, we did find a spot.
So you'd think Oktoberfest right?  Bratwurst, Oompta music, German beer, etc.  WRONG!  It was Coors and Nathan's.  Some other fried stuff, like funnel cakes, fries, and other American, as well as Mexican foods.  Lots of booth with crafts and other interesting things.
Back at the campground the Halloween fun began.  Everyone decorated the sites and the kids were trick or treating. hay rides and other cool activities were on the agenda.

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Thursday, October 5, 2017

Chrissy's 40th birthday

We had a nice little party for Chrissy's birthday.  Just family.  Dennis ordered and picked up pizza and the birthday cake was an ice cream cake.  The pizza was excellent and needless to say that I enjoyed the ice cream cake too.

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Thursday, September 28, 2017

Rough surf

Couldn't help it...needed to see the surf.  The Storm 'Maria' went out to sea but what you see in the pictures are the leftovers.

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Peace & quiet

We love being at the campground during the week.  The weekends are busy and yes, they are a lot of fun.  However, I do love the silence during the week.  As of May 1st 2018 we'll have a new site.  With the view of the water.  The site is much larger than our current one.  Right now there is not a lot of parking space.  Even for one car it's a little tight.
We took a walk today and enjoyed this warm September day.

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Sunday, September 24, 2017

35th Annual Ocean County Decoy & Gunning Show

I was looking on line for something to do today and found out that this weekend was the 35th Annual Ocean County Decoy & Gunning Show.  I always wanted to go in the past and today we finally made it.  We parked the Pineland Regional High school to catch the shuttle.  It was easy and we didn't have to wait long for the shuttle.  The buses were comfortable and air conditioned. Best of all they were free and so was the show. It was great and the weather was super.  Lots of dogs!  

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

New York City

Today was my day with my handsome grandson!  Luke and I had a wonderful time.  We went to to the 86th floor of the Empire State Building, Bryant Park, Time Square, Rockefeller Center. the Lego Store, the M&M store, Game Stop, etc.  All in all  the day was perfect! We walked so much!  Too bad is that we both were so pooped that we were looking forward to sit back on the bus.

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Monday, September 11, 2017

Alyvia Resbin

Little Alyvia turned 1!  We had a wonderful time celebrating Annette's daughter Alyvia's 1st birthday.  It was a perfect day to have the party outside.  Good time, good food and great company!  Finally got to meet Christina's kids in person.  It seems like I knew them all along.  First through Charlotte's stories and then of course Facebook later on.

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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Labor Day

Labor Day was the best day of the weekend.  The sun was out the whole day, the temperatures were perfect.  We decided to take a ride to Cattus Island.  While there we ran into Sean Wistuba an years d his girlfriend with their children.  I wouldn’t have recognized him at all.  He wore a baseball cap and the last time I saw him in person was when he was about 12 years old.  Sure he is my FB friend, but it’s different as when you see the person in the real world.
We walked about an hour and a half and it was great.
  The butterflies of the butterfly garden must have migrated already.  There weren’t many flowers left an only one lonely butterfly.
We walked to the bay and there were quite a few boats out there enjoying a perfect Labor Day.
Time to eat after the walk off the Outback Steak House.
  All in all….it was a great day.

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Fortescue NJ

Had a great visit with Lynn at her house in Fortescue NJ.  It's so very peaceful there and the bay was gorgeous.  The weather was gorgeous!  What a wonderful place far, far away from everything.

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Sunday, August 27, 2017


Went to the playground with Elisabeth.  She couldn't wait to get there and I was happy that she had fun......until she tried the monkey bars one more time.  When she came down she showed her hands to me and they were all blistered inside.  To make is worse, the blisters all popped open.  We went home to cut of the excess skin and put on some healing creme.  Poor Elisabeth, she was all bumped out. :-(

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